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Ignition Switch

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Topic: Ignition Switch
Posted By: RandyB
Subject: Ignition Switch
Date Posted: Nov/26/2020 at 1:29pm
How do you connect it to the dash?

Do you put the spring on the switch first, then the retaining ring and the clip the chrome piece on?

The FSM does not really show you.

Randy B
68 Javelin SST 343
73 Charger Rallye 340 triple Blk

Posted By: tomj
Date Posted: Nov/26/2020 at 10:13pm
68 Javelin in your sig?

On a 68 American, you put the chrome bezel in the dash, aligned correctly. 

Eyeball the switch and bezel, as the bayonet pins on the switch must fall into the slots on the bezel.

From behind, put spring over the ignition switch, and guide it into the bezel. You'll have to hold the bezel in place of course.

Press the switch, compressing the spring, until it contacts the bezel. You will ahve to rotate the switch slightly CW and CCW to feel the pins fall in the slot. This will want to push the bezel out of the panel until the pins fall into their slots.

Then turn the switch the 5 degrees or whatever to lock the bayonet. (Eyeball it first so you know if it's CW or CCW, I forget).

You could probably do it in reverse, eg. press the switch in so that the bayonet pins are "too far", eyeball the bezel slots, insert bezel into the panel, align it, and feel it all together.

Dunno Javs though.

Happy thanksgiving! Everyone's nodded off from overeating... lol.

1960 Rambler Super two-door wagon, OHV auto
1961 Roadster American, 195.6 OHV, T5
1968 American, 199ci, T14
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Posted By: RandyB
Date Posted: Nov/28/2020 at 9:07am
Thanks Tom,
Hope you had a happy Thanksgiving.

Randy B
68 Javelin SST 343
73 Charger Rallye 340 triple Blk

Posted By: papaevan
Date Posted: Jan/15/2021 at 6:02am
hello I'm in need of a ignition switch bezel for a 69 amx could you help ?

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